Deploying Python Web Applications with Gunicorn Training Course

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7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)


  • Experience with Linux command line
  • A general understanding of the web application deployment process
  • A general understanding of web server concepts
  • A basic understanding of Python


  • System administrators (sysadmins)
  • Developers


Gunicorn (Green Unicorn) is a Python WSGI (Web Server Gateway Interface) HTTP Server that forwards requests from a web server (Apache, NGINX, etc.) to a Python web application or framework in the backend.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at engineers who wish to deploy a speedy, resource-light Gunicorn server to run Python web applications.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure Gunicorn.
  • Understand the building blocks for deploying a Python web application
  • Explain Gunicorn's role and how it compares to Java's Servlet API.
  • Integrate Gunicorn with a variety of Python web frameworks.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


  • Gunicorn as an interface between web servers and web applications or framework.

Building Blocks for Running a Python Web Application

Overview of Gunicorn Features and Architecture

WSGI-compatible Applications and Frameworks

Setting up and Configuring Gunicorn

Understanding the Server/Gateway Side

Understanding the Application/Framework Side

Using WSGI Middleware Components to Implement Both Sides of the API

Deploying up a Sample Application

Routing a Request

Running Multiple Applications or Frameworks Simultaneously

Load Balancing and Remote Processing

Post-processing Content

Deploying the Python Application to Production

Monitoring the Application


Summary and Conclusion



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